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Re: [xml-dev] Associating Style Sheets with XML documents 1.0 (Second Edition)

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:23 AM, Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:
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Julian Reschke writes:

> Maybe it's time to actually register text/xml, stating what it is and
> where it is needed?

Presuming from context that you mean text/xsl, yes, good idea, I'll
try to remember to bring it up at the mext XML Core WG telcon. . . .

Well, I guess there's nothing wrong with registering it strictly to deprecate it, since folks who use it are not likely to be those who pay attention to registrations, anyway ;)

But text/xsl, as we all know[1] runs afoul of the convention that text/... formats be human readable.  Then again with text/html, the beast has surely escaped the barn.

[2] a sample of such consideration is in  RFC 3023: "
NOTE: Users are in general not used to text containing tags such
as <price>, and often find such tags quite disorienting or
annoying. If one is not sure, the conservative principle would
suggest using application/* instead of text/* so as not to put
information in front of users that they will quite likely not

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